Iraq: The issuance of casino licences in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa|
|Publication Date||16 March 2007|
|Citation / Document Symbol||IRQ102468.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iraq: The issuance of casino licences in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, 16 March 2007, IRQ102468.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47d6545923.html [accessed 7 March 2014]|
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In 10 March 2007 correspondence, an official with the Office of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the Kurdistan region of Iraq stated that the KRG does not issue casino licences. However, the KRG official noted that licences are being issued for investment projects related to developing infrastructure, employment, energy and housing for the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Iraq 10 Mar. 2007). According to the KRG official, the KRG is the authority responsible for the issuance of "all licenses in [the] Kurdistan Region of Iraq" (ibid. 13 Mar. 2007).
Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Iraq. 13 March 2007. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Office of Foreign Relations. Correspondence from an official.
_____. 10 March 2007. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Office of Foreign Relations. Correspondence from an official.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including: American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN), Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, Iraq Government, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), United States Department of State, World News Connection/Dialog.